If you've seen rabbits in business suits around the Hamilton area, you've seen the work of sculptor Steve Mazza. For a whimsical discussion about everything from self-portraiture to scale, tune in to this episode of Art Waves. Topics: sculpture, self-portraits, whimsy, scale, materials
Potter Helen Beswick shapes a story as well as she shapes pots. Join us, dear listener, for a lively conversation about Helen Beswick's long and very lively life. Topics: pottery, art, firing clay pots, sculpture
Sculptor Barbara Patterson shapes compelling conversation out of the roles inspiration, scale and materials play in creating art. Topics: sculpture, scale, shape, portraiture, materials, inspiration, the burka
Robert Yates is a sculptor, painter, writer and musician--aRenaissance Man for our times. To meet him is to understand immediately that you are in the presence of someone who observes carefully and deeply. Episode #20 of Art Waves offers you an opportunity to hear a brilliant and fresh perspective on what it is to be a human being in the 21st century. Topics: sculpture, painter, philosopher, artist, public artwork, visual culture
Sculptor George Wallace is a Canadian treasure. Artists and George Wallace students Bob Yates and Romano Dreossi dropped by with Mohawk architect Tony Butler to talk about public art--who's responsible for maintaining it? In particular they are concerned with George Wallace's 24 foot welded steel masterpiece "Educational Experiment" which was commissioned by Tony Butler when Mohawk was built. It has since been literally cut into pieces and stored in a machine shed. We think it should... Topics: George Wallace, Lazarus, resurrection, public art, Fellini, education, sculpture
Helen Sovereign was born on a farm and has lived on one all her life. This has given her a love of the natural world, as well as a strong sense of space and of the cyclical nature of life. All these elements inform her work as an artist. She began with ceramics and moved to sculpture, but whatever the medium, her message is about our place on the land. Topics: farmscapes, installation vs sculpture, interactive art, space and scale in art, Arte Povera,...
Sculptor and gallery owner Bryce Kanbara was featured on the very first episode of Art Waves as part of a panel discussion of arts funding. We invited him back to talk about his own work as an artist, and his cutting-edge YouMe Gallery on James St. North. Topics: sculpture, curator, gallery owner, Japanese-Canadian, YouMe Gallery, James Street North
Brian Kelly blends art and recycling to create something entirely new which speaks to the oldest impulses within us. He and his work are full of curiously satisfying contradictions, like serious humor. As whimsical as the sculptures he makes, Kelly will keep you slightly off-balance with his deeply felt, eccentric answers in Art Waves #117. Topics: sculpture, found materials, metaphor, whimsy, Workers' Arts and Heritage Centre, AOCA, FUNCO, UN...